iSchoolAppss Improve Parent Commuication
If your School website isn’t gaining traffic, actively engaging Parents, or targeting the right School Groups, it might be time for a redesign. This is particularly true if your site’s been online for more than a year and isn’t updated frequently. It’s important to stay relevant—nothing screams “behind the times” like an outdated front-end website—but redesigns can be time-intensive and costly, even if you know exactly what you’re doing.
Does the PnC have a page, how to you get your school events across to your Parents, online canteen and menu, can you link your School Website to your iSchoolApp? What if we could do this all for you?
Here are 8 questions to ask yourself before you look at a website redesign or a simple face lift;
- When was the last time I updated my website?
This is a huge indicator of the time you’ll need to devote to a redesign. If your website hasn’t been updated in over a year, chances are you’ll be spending some serious time on content alone. The more outdated your website, the less you’ll show up in search results; that means reduced traffic, reduced exposure, increase confusion to Parents. On the other hand, if you’re pretty diligent about content updates, you’re looking at a shorter timeline devoted to design and optimization. What if you had iSchoolApps add a RSS feed to your website to go directly to App, no need to update App and website, we do it all at once.
- What’s wrong with my current website?
Old layouts, images, content, resources—any outdated elements—immediately age your website in the eyes of the visitor. A bad hyperlink or a broken image can turn future students and parents to look elsewhere, and outdated School info means confusion for Parents and trouble for you. Make a list of all the problems with your site, then start drafting up solutions. If the information is outdated, does this mean it’s too difficult to add content? iSchoolApps use the latest Web designs to make add content simple, just like your iSchoolApp.
- How much do I hope to accomplish?
Are you looking to revamp or rebrand? State what you’d like to achieve and be liberal with your estimates. If you have a clear strategy in mind from the get-go, you’ll gain far more from the work you put in. A simple content revamp may take hours or days, while a full rebrand could take weeks or months. iSchoolApps WEBSITES take a few days, why have valuable people in your school spaned time on anything except the students. iSchoolApp will ensure you have a fully responsive site, a site that can be viewed on any mobile device or desktop, simple, easy and user friendly.
- What do I like about other websites?
Compare your site to those of other School’s. Do they have a more modern design? A wider array of features? Simpler contact forms? You can even visit the most popular websites of different industries and see what they’re doing well. What can you take and adapt from these sites to suit your brand and vision?
- What is my overall School goal?
Are you looking to market the School? Increase Parent Communication and Knowledge? Draw visitors to your school? It’s unlikely you’ll be able to achieve all of those without seeking out some extra help, so identify your biggest priority and do everything you can to execute on that. If you are using a LMS like SEQTA you may then keep all school based academic content her and use the Website as a Communication Toll for New Parents.
- Have our School Information changed?
We’ve covered this a little, but it warrants repeating. If your School has changed at all, you must address that on your website. This is an obvious consideration for Parents, why have calls go through to reception, when all you had to do was keep your content updated. Web visitors want their online experience to translate into simple experience—and if School Staff or Events are misrepresented online, you’re setting yourself up to lose.
- Can I analyze my School website’s success?
Most web builders offer built-in analytics or integrations. This data isn’t just important to online Business—it can help Schools pinpoint what content is drawing traffic and where Parents are falling off most. Those insights are pivotal to not just for your redesign, but for your School as a whole. Visitor demographics paint a real picture of the online community that you can’t see clearly offline. Examine your data and make sure it lends to every decision you make.
- Is my site mobile-friendly?
People expect websites to perform just as well on their smartphones as a HTML or Native iSchoolApps, as they do on their desktops. Sites that aren’t mobile-optimized (responsive) are asking for extinction these days—they handle poorly, load slowly, and look awful on most screens. Developing a clean, user-forward, mobile-friendly site should be your chief priority if you’re setting out to redesign anyway.
All our iSchoolWeb designed sites are completely mobile responsive, when over 50% of all your parents will first open on their mobile device, make that first exper